Awesome Little Beings Children’s Book Week Picks

By |May 13th, 2015|

We hope you enjoyed Children’s book week as much as we did. We were working on fun collaborations and projects, including some that involved selecting some of our favourite book picks. And we’re sharing them with you!


Hula Lullaby, Erin Eitter Conno

This is a favourite at our storytimes. It’s repetitive and rhythmic structure allows the reader […]

Why Books Featuring Children of Color are So Powerful

By |May 13th, 2015|

Originally posted on

I don’t recall reading books that featured many—if any—black children before the age of 10. If books did feature a black character, I’d brace myself for the inevitable racial slur that would lead to a “teachable moment” about racism, respect and “tolerance” the writer wanted to teach its young readers.

Between the portrayal of […]

But…that’s Not My Grandpa!

By |April 28th, 2015|

The kids at our October 12th story-time  were very entertaining. I have to give myself props here too; I must be half decent at this book reading thing if I can engage kids in a TOY STORE. Yes, a toy store. With very cool toys. I realize I’m making the same point several times, but I […]

Books, sleep and building (community)

By |April 28th, 2015|

Now THAT’S what I’m talking about. Today’s session at Miracle Mile Toys & Games was a hit! A few of us followed the storytime with a coffee and chat and we talked about all sorts, while the kids ate our food and tried to drink the caffeinated beverages. Something the more sleep deprived in the […]

Dont Forget to Save Your Space at the Awesome Little Beings Storytime, October 12

By |October 7th, 2013|

If you're in or near the Miracle Mile area this Saturday morning at 11come to our storytime session. Its free... And in a very fly toy store...but we'll distract the kids so you can play!

My 3-Year-Old has Experienced Racism (and yours probably has too) ::

By |October 7th, 2013|

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this article before, but it resonates so much I have to re post. This is why I do what I do. It’s why I stress the importance of putting every kid at the center of the story.

Our next storytime is on October 12 at Miracle Mile Toys & Games […]

Saturday, August 24: Awesome Little Beings at Miracle Mile Toys and Games

By |August 17th, 2013|

Our next session is in the Miracle Mile area, this Saturday at 10am. It’s free and in a toy store peoples! So book your space – click the link on the menu bar and follow the instructions. We’ll see you there!

And in the afternoon, join me at the Pump Station, Hollywood. I’ll be reading an […]

#KidReads Live! | Events | 89.3 KPCC

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Saturday was wonderful. I got kids to read in Spanish to me, read stories from Africa and discovered a new story based in India. We made some puppets and talked about how literacy encompasses more than reading a book. We played lots of games too…you can watch it here.

Classic books

By |June 21st, 2013|

We’ve been travelling… Hence the lack of updates… We’ve been visiting grandparents in distant lands. One of my highlights has been re discovering a few classic English kids books, some of which I grew up with, like the Mr. Men series, and others I’m not so familiar with, like the Peter rabbit series. My […]

Why I Do What I Do.

By |May 18th, 2013|

I wrote this piece all the way back in May. I didn’t publish it straight away because I wanted to edit it. But you know, sometimes you’ve just got to let it go. This is just one reason as to why I’m so passionate about encouraging the love of reading, and why we consciously focus […]